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Moving scenes as Demi Moore and Susan Sarandon lend star power to Haiti's plight

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Demi tenderly holds the hand of Shakyna during her visit to the children's hospital
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She was later seen cradling the malnourished little girl, while her companion, Susan, gently stroked the child's back
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To help highlight her visit to Haiti, the mum-of-three posted a picture of herself and David on her Twitter page, with the words: "Yes, he was burned and lost 3 fingers but his joyous spirit was untouched"
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He later leapt into the arms of Susan for a fun photograph together
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14 APRIL 2010

Three months after Haiti was left devastated by an earthquake, Hollywood continues to pledge its support to help the country's survivors.

This week saw two leading ladies, Demi Moore and Susan Sarandon, travel to Port-au-Prince to visit some of the young victims of the disaster at the capital's St Damien's hospital.

Demi and Susan, both doting mothers themselves, were both visibly moved by the experience, as they met with children including a little girl named Shakyna, suffering from malnutrition, and another child, David.

Touching images taken during the trip show mum-of-three Demi holding the hand of Shakyna before picking her up for a cuddle as she moved around the facility.

To further highlight the worthy cause, the 47-year-old actress also posted a picture of herself and David on her Twitter page, accompanied with the words: "Yes, he was burned and lost 3 fingers but his joyous spirit was untouched."

Despite his plight, the smiling little boy was certainly in good spirits, and after having his picture taken with the Charlie's Angels star, he jumped into the arms of Susan for a cheeky snap with the Oscar winner.

Both ladies were in the Caribbean on behalf of Artists for Peace and Justice, along with Ben Stiller – a director of the charity – and board member Gerard Butler.

During their stay on the island, the stars took part in meetings to help discuss ways to continue to help the people of Haiti.

They also joined humanitarian Sean Penn at a refugee camp managed by the Milk actor's Jenkins-Penn Humanitarian Relief Organisation.

This week has seen a surge of famous faces travelling to the Caribbean to lend their star power to the ongoing relief efforts.

Robbie Williams and Shakira – seen meeting with children as she searched for land suitable for her Barefoot charity to build schools on – have both visited the island in the last week.

And just 24 hours before Demi and Susan were seen in Port Au Prince, first lady Michelle Obama made an unannounced stop there, in what was her first official trip oversees without the president since he took office in 2009.

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